Dumbarton pack their bags to visit East Fife at Bayview Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sons will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 36 and win only 11 of the 58 games.
The previous match played between the two at Bayview Stadium was within the last three years, in March 2004, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a Scottish Division Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 24 Apr||Dumbarton||1 - 0||East Fife||SCD2|
|2003/2004||Tue 16 Mar||East Fife||1 - 3||Dumbarton||SCD2|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Dec||Dumbarton||3 - 1||East Fife||SCD2|
|2003/2004||Sat 04 Oct||East Fife||1 - 0||Dumbarton||SCD2|
|2002/2003||Tue 06 Aug||Dumbarton||1 - 0||East Fife||SCC|
|2001/2002||Sat 06 Apr||Dumbarton||2 - 0||East Fife||SCD3|
|2001/2002||Sat 02 Feb||East Fife||1 - 0||Dumbarton||SCD3|
Recent respective form guides
East Fife have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.
The away form of Dumbarton is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Sons have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
East Fife are leading the way in the Bells Scottish Division Three, with their 8 games giving them a return of 16 points. Dumbarton lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Three, picking up 13 from their 8 games so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Fifers, as the Sons have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|East Fife||Won 3 successive home games.|
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
|Dumbarton||5 games since last away draw.|
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.